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Delia C Gillis
Kansas City Press Club
Photos and information about William Barclay Masterson (Bartholomew Masterson according to one source), or Bat Masterson (~1853-1921), "best remembered as the lawman who helped clean up Dodge City in the...
Biography of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), Author
March 2, 1905
Portrait and biographical sketch of Charles Hasbrook, business manager and former editor of the Kansas City Times newspaper. He was born in Illinois in 1847 and started out as a newspaper journalist in...
Could Be Relied Upon
Photo and biographical article about Ford Allen, "proof-reader on the 'Kansas City Star'" since 1879, born in Illinois in 1856.
Elija P. Lovejoy
Illustration and biographical article about Elija Lovejoy (~1802-1837), "one of America's foremost fighters for freedom of the press," based in Saint Louis, Missouri, and killed in Alton, Illinois, by...
Biographical sketch of Homer Burns Mann, or Homer Mann, an insurance agent in the Bryant Building, born in Illinois in 1869 and coming to Kansas City in the 1890s. Description of his career, starting out...
Interview: Marty Lanus
Photos and biographical article about Marty Lanus, a woman television "reporter for Channel 5 (KCTV)" covering the Hyatt Regency Hotel disaster, befriending fellow reporter Christine Craft, etc., and starting...
Kansas City--An Illustrated Review of Its Progress and Importance
Description of the business of "Porter & Kesler, Real Estate Agents and Conveyancers, 601 Delaware Street." Description of senior member D. H. Porter, a native of Illinois coming to Kansas City in 1865...
Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908
Biographical sketch of Homer Mann, a Missouri state representative with residence at 2542 Olive Street. Born in Illinois in 1869 and coming to Kansas City in 1891 as cashier of "of the Holland Shoe Company"...
KC Woman Was One of First Female State Legislators
February 4, 1987
Biographical article about Sarah Lucille Turner, or Sarah Turner (1898-1972) of Kansas City, the "first female legislator" in the Missouri state legislature along with Melcene Smith (of Saint Louis) in...
May We Present Otto P. Higgins
Photo and biographical article about Otto Higgins, the 45-year-old director of the police department (replacing Eugene Reppert) and former "police reporter of the Kansas City Star." Description of his...
Men of Affairs in Greater Kansas City, 1912: A Newspaper Reference Work
Photo and bio of Willard Fiske Lochridge, or Willard Lochridge, "director until 1912" of the Kansas City Press Club, born in Illinois in 1890 and coming here about 1910 "as manager of the Mid-Western bureau...
Men Who Are Making Kansas City: A Biographical Dictionary
Photo and bio of James Phelps, a lawyer and former journalist for the old Kansas City Times, born in Illinois in 1865 and moving to Independence, Missouri in 1881.
Missouri Democracy: A History of the Party and Its Representative Members--Past and Present
Biographical sketch of Arthur Preston (1866-1931), "one of Missouri's best known newspaper men." Native of Illinois heading various papers in Missouri including the Liberty Tribune and the Liberty Advance...
Thomas Jefferson Tanner
Photo and bio of Thomas Jefferson Tanner, or Thomas Tanner, director of the Kansas City Press Club, "grain market editor on the staff of the Daily Drovers' Telegram," and native of Illinois.
Truth in Black Ink: How Lucile Bluford Heard the Call and Penned Her Way Towards Black Feminist Activism
This article compares local African American journalist Lucile Bluford with Ida B. Wells-Barnett, an earlier African American woman writer and activist from Memphis, Tennessee and later Chicago, Illinois....
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